Have you ever been to Urciers, France? I have not myself, but became curious about the place upon hearing about it from one of my colleagues.   She recently sold some fabric online to a customer there, and referred me to some pretty cool happenings in the center of France. What most peaked my interest is…

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As many of you probably read, Martha Stewart has recently joined the green movement: she is collaborating with KB Home to provide a line of green homes.  These homes would consume less energy than it produces over a course of a year, considered as a net-zero energy home. Anyone can help their workplace become a…

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Dec 1, 2010 was a lucky day or fateful day, not sure which….who am I kidding? It’s usually a little of both.  Visited my friend at her new digs in the best part of Tokyo…”Azabu”; more specifically Azabu-Juban. Azabu Juban is exactly the neighborhood of one of my all-time favorite stores “Blue & White”, founded…

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Check out our new papers with very happy patterns.  These our very own custom color schemes.  Hand-carved woodblocks were used to hand-print on tree-free bast fiber paper called LOKTA.  Each sheet is approximately 22×30 inches. Why not try them out today?  We think on your walls as wallpaper or wall-art would make you smile every…

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It seems the classical way of wrapping with square cloths, called  furoshiki,  has been a noteworthy, recent trend, and rightfully so.  Wrapping with reusable and artfully printed fabrics is an environmentally-friendly custom, which has finally come to the west after centuries of use in Japan. The appreciation I have for all sorts of Japanese textiles…

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